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Anna M. Zimmerman
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  • Accident

    I'd I get in an accident how long will the police take to come upln calling

    Anna’s Answer

    Are you saying that you were in a car accident and you are on Avvo wondering how long it is going to take the police to arrive? If I am correctly understanding, my response is that nobody here is going to be able to predict that. Look up the number for the local police department (or call 911 if there is an emergency) and ask them how long it will take.

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  • If both parties agree to limit exchange of financial, do we have to include paychecks with the financial affidavit?

    If both parties agree to limit exchange of financial, do we have to include paychecks with the financial affidavit? What is the min. required to turn into courts- neither party is requesting any money from the other- no children, assets etc.

    Anna’s Answer

    You can. On the Financial Affidavit just don't check the box that indicates a paycheck is attached. If the Court has an issue the judge will request additional documents or have you come in for a hearing to address any questions.

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  • Is he still able to surrender his rights with passed child support forgotten?

    My daughter's birth father said he will surrender his rights so my fiance can adopt my daughter, as long as all the passed due child support is forgotten. He does owe quite a bit of back child support and hasn't seen my 14 daughter in more then 8 ...

    Anna’s Answer

    It is not uncommon for the parties to agree to waive the back child support in this type of situation. As said, the Court could refuse the approve the agreement, but in the cases I have seen the court had not had any objection to these types of agreements. The problem usually arises if you received state aid the the state has some interest in the funds owed.

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  • My ex's 401k plan admin is not complying with the QDRO

    I've been divorced for 10 months and I don't have the funds awarded to me in the QDRO. My ex didn't file the forms in a timely manner and then the woman preparing the QDRO left it sitting in her desk for two months. Now, his plan admin has had it ...

    Anna’s Answer

    You have an attorney. You should be discussing this matter with him/her. I will say, generally, that the orders include and gains or losses on the funds awarded. If this was done in your case, if the $46,500 is now worth $48,000 you will receive the present value (likewise if the funds are now worth $45,000 that is what you would receive). Regardless, the Motion for Contempt seems like the reasonable next step.

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  • My ex and I want to file for divorce jointly. We have both signed the petition and the final decree, and completed all other

    paperwork. When we go to turn it and pay the filing fee, will we still have to get a court date? Or will it just be stamped off? How does it go from there?

    Anna’s Answer

    You can just do all the paperwork and submitted as agreed orders. The Court will usually approve without a hearing, although a hearing may be scheduled. As Attorney Reardon advised, I would recommend that you have an attorney at least review the documents before you sign or file to make sure they are complete and to advise you of your rights and any issues.

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  • Is there a way to see if your spouse has filed for divorce in NH online?

    Have not yet been served.

    Anna’s Answer

    No. As indicated, you can call the Court and ask.

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  • Can you file more objections to a contempt motion after you've already filed objections?

    I'm pro se and filed contempt against my ex for not paying court ordered child support. He objected to the motions, also pro se. Now he's come up with the money to obtain counsel, knowing that I cannot afford one myself. I received in the mail ...

    Anna’s Answer

    Most of the time the Court will allow this, especially if within the time period within which to respond. If it is too late for you to prepare for the hearing, ask for a continuance. The issue should be fairly simple -- has he paid what was ordered or not? Pull together your documentation.

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  • How do I file an emergency order with the court?

    Can I get forms from the court or must my lawyer file paperwork?

    Anna’s Answer

    If you have an attorney he/she can assist. If you do not have an attorney, go to the clerk's office at your Court and ask for an Ex Parte Motion. They will ask if you have notified the other party that you are there (necessary that you try to do so unless there is a good reason not to do so -- an example might be a concern that, if notified, the party will flee the state with a child.) and will have you fill out the required paperwork. Go early and be prepared to wait for a while until the Court can issue a ruling.

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  • If I file emergency order forms at the court house will they go into effect immediately?

    Will it supersede the court order?

    Anna’s Answer

    I am assuming you are talking about the family law case since you posted with a tag for family court. On that assumption, if you file an emergency motion (typically referred to as an Ex Parte Motion) if the Court issues an order on the motion the order will go into effect immediately (unless the Court specifically states otherwise) and a hearing will be held in an expedited manner to address the emergency. If the Court does not issue an order then the current orders will remain in place. Ex Parte's are handled while you wait. If you are not sure if the order is in effect, you can ask the clerk.

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  • Whose responsible if a service dog customer bring in bite someone in the restaurant? restaurant owner or dog owner?

    i understandit's against law to say no to service dog in the restaurant, but there also said restriction apply if its food prepare area. is the Buffet table area consider fod preparation area?

    Anna’s Answer

    Without additional information, my opinion would be that the claim is against the dog owner. If the owner of the restaurant knew there was a problem/risk my answer might be different.

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